Natascha Gonnermann

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Psychotherapist BA(Hons), DPC, PGDip, UKCP (Accred), MBACP
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Harrogate HG1 & HG3
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Natascha and I am a UKCP accredited and BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist with a child and young person specialism and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with children, young people and adults. I have experience working with and supporting children, young people and adults presenting with a range of issues, including depression/low mood, confidence/self-esteem, grief and loss, anxiety/stress, relationship issues, trauma, abuse and addiction.

I know reaching out for support can be daunting - as a child, young person or adult it is a brave step to take.  Working relationally, putting the relationship between client and therapist at the heart of the process and treating my clients as individuals is at the core of how I work.

Providing a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space whilst being able to draw on models, theories and approaches specific to my client's issues allows me to offer a bespoke service and help my clients to meet their individual needs and goals, encourage realising their own answers to their problems and support realising their desired outcomes.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I believe that integration is at the core of the work I do, both in the way I aim to support and encourage my clients to explore themselves, their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to think about how their past may be informing their present so that they might integrate all parts of themselves in the here and now, and through the models I draw on to facilitate this.

I use the principles, values and theories of a number of approaches, including Transactional Analysis and the Humanistic, Person-Centred, Trauma-informed and Creative approaches in my work. Depending on what might be needed, I may use an approach as a stand-alone or in combination with another, for example, with a young person I might use creative approaches such as sand tray, clay and drawing alongside the principles of the Person-Centred approach. 

Training, qualifications & experience

 I first trained as a Psychodynamic counsellor at the BACP accredited Westminster Pastoral Foundation, before going on to train at the BACP and UKCP accredited Northern Guild as a Psychotherapeutic counsellor with children, young people and adults and as a Psychotherapist with a child and young person specialism. 

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of presenting issues. In addition to working in Private Practice, I have experience working in both the Public sector (primary and secondary schools and the NHS) and Voluntary sector (Charities) as well as a Therapy Centre, with clients aged 4 to 90 face to face, online and on the phone.

I am an accredited member of UKCP and a registered member of BACP and follow and adhere to their ethical guidelines in all my work. I also hold an enhanced DBS for my work with children.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Therapy sessions for individuals last 50 minutes and cost from £70 per session. 

Further information

I have an enhanced DBS. 

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1

Harrogate, HG3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Natascha Gonnermann
Natascha Gonnermann